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Science and Human Rights

Years covered: 1954-1994
Linear feet: 76.25

The AAAS Science and Human Rights program has taken action on behalf of 3,000 scientists, engineers, and health professionals in over 70 countries who have been detained, persecuted, imprisoned and/or tortured. The program conducts its actions through letters, petitions, and fact-finding missions. The program has supported use of forensic science in Argentina, Guatemala, and Haiti, as well as the use of statistical applications to document human rights abuses in South Africa and Kosovo.

Note: Cases containing sensitive and graphic information may be restricted. Researchers must obtain access permission from Science and Human Rights staff. Finding aids in repository.

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